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Thread: FM/DAB digital radio - THAT WORKS!!

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    a quick review of this, i have to put up a big thumbs down on its API..
    basically in MASTER FIRMWARE MODE, its serial interface is recieved as 2 lines of 16 chars each of text
    with a transmit of button mask press and releases

    the SLAVE firmware is FAR better, at this point, i cannot produce a good RR plugin
    the Radio text alone, will be UGLY, as the FIRMWARE only transmits 16 chars
    so.. to a message that is say 64 bytes long, the same message transmits over and over, sliding one char to the left
    where SLAVE frimware i can get the FULL message in one swoop
    also.. at any given moment ONLY 1 piece of information is avail
    remember its a 2 line LCD display of 16 chars
    to see another piece of information, one would have to send the DISPLAY command button-press, button-release, then the display's info changes... but again, without a complete tracking of the EXPECTED information, you have NO IDEA what the info is

    here is some output...
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    FF 01 10 02 44 52 20 52 6F 63 6B 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 2D 20 47 6F 20 79 6F 75 72 20 6F 77 6E 20 77 61 
    FF 01 10 02 44 52 20 52 6F 63 6B 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 47 6F 20 79 6F 75 72 20 6F 77 6E 20 77 61 79 
    FF 01 10 02 44 52 20 52 6F 63 6B 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 47 6F 20 79 6F 75 72 20 6F 77 6E 20 77 61 79 
    FF 01 10 02 44 52 20 52 6F 63 6B 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 47 6F 20 79 6F 75 72 20 6F 77 6E 20 77 61 79 2E
    
    DR Rock         - Go your own wa
    DR Rock          Go your own way
    DR Rock         Go your own way.
    DR Rock         o your own way. 
    DR Rock          your own way.  
    DR Rock         your own way.  O
    showing it as ONE line, so you can see it scrolling
    the rate that this updates, would be a nightmare for RR or anyfront end
    like i said, they expect this to be a LCD!!

    sure we could make the buttons do things, like scroll up and scroll down, and select...
    but as for the returned data... at this point i dont know if there is anything i can do to
    process it
    at normal rate, RR screens are updated once a second... way to slow for this
    or certin labels update on change, ie frequency... but not RDS artist and such...

    I'll put some thought into this... but right now, I dont like it! as for someone who worked on ALL the different radios, silabs, hd radio, wintv, cinergy, dlink... i know what i like, and i dont like this
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    i have a weak solution, I can make a RR PLUGIN, it will NOT be a RADIO PLUGIN
    but a Extension Plugin, that has a form that gets embedded into SKIN

    i should be able to override all reqired radio commands, to control this
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    well i talked to craig and he will give us a DLL and documentation on that DLL on monday... sadly his developer has the bad habit of taking the weekend off :-D
    Blessed are the "cracked" for it is they who let in the light.

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    this is a good reference manual:
    http://www.bushaustralia.com.au/prod...s/BCR30DAB.pdf
    its using this module (Venice 7) in master mode of course...
    the manual, helps one understand the menus...

    i need to clean up some buttons here... but this is stand alone app
    also charset needs to be evaled, im using iso-8859-1 for now... looks ok...
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    Mitch: Trust me - we have worked around these issues in our software which is part of the reason it took so long.

    Slave firmware is not available from Frontier Silicon without a one off payment of $50k.

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    do you have a demo? radio.exe isnt much
    and uses the MMI protocol for the module..hense buttons, and LCD
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    What you have is just a test application that allows full control of the unit.

    http://www.craigbrass.net/personal/i...610-072134.jpg is what it looks like now and http://www.craigbrass.net/personal/i...610-072152.jpg is what it will look like when it is skinned.

    http://www.craigbrass.net/personal/i...610-072253.jpg is the skin for the Centrafuse plugin.

    Our DLL will control both.

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    still looks like the same...

    with the dll API, when tuned to a given DAB station, can i pull
    all the DATA?
    ie.. BIT RaTE, FREQ.MUX, Radio TEXT, Genre

    do i have descrete mute?
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    Well no. It is just those two lines but in Centrafuse for sure there is only space for the text provided by the radio. You press the Display button and it changes the display to show all the additional information.

    The main difference here is we have a list of radio stations to select from rather than scrolling through.

    As I said, FS charge $50k for the slave firmware. With the size of this market, that simply isn't worth it and this is only a small disadvantage which you will see when the Centrafuse plugin launches.

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    ok, to get that list, at one shot, can you ask tuner for full list?
    or do u build that list, by quickly scrolling though them

    as its stands, ill have to do a extension plugin, for it looks the returned data will cause a problem on the Radio Text Portion of that display...

    u have a completed CF plugin? are u embeded a window?
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